The most interesting thing about life is how just when you think you are getting a handle on it all, well, you just up and change your mind.
For the last few months I would describe myself as having a VERY casual workaday wardrobe.
It was almost a uniform actually: skinny cords or skinny paige premium pants, a tshirt and flowy White + Warren cardigan.
Very comfortable. Sometimes I would add in a comfy dress or skirt, but all in all, a good workaday uniform.
But so much still went unworn in my closet, so I tried to shake it up a bit, you know, trot out the other things to justify keeping them.
As you know, I have been saving my money and have only a limited budget for clothing in 2014.
I have also decided to shop seasonally - once in May and once again in October. That doesn't mean nothing else will ever be purchased in between those times (funds permitting) but that my plan in general is to make clothing shopping a special event.
Knowing we were going to Florida and that I might get to try on some things in advance of my spring purchases (a must if you are nowhere near any of the stores), I thought I should see what interested me for Spring 2014 and make a Pinterest board for inspiration.
But then it happened. I appeared to like almost nothing. I was aghast to discover that I cared for so little on almost all of the retail sites. I went from site to site, saying "ho-hum, not me any more.." and not only that - because I have limited funds, I am now PICKY. PICKY, PICKY, PICKY!
I assume this is related to entering this new phase of mostly working from home and being 50+. It is also related to the fact that though I dressed quite casually this winter, I did miss some of my fancier work duds now and then.
Whereas my old taste tended to fancy pants, more embellished tops, etc, with some basics thrown in, along with corporate suits for the office, my tastes are changing dramatically.
I seem to only be attracted to evening clothes or Sofia Coppola's esthetic.
I saw myself wearing this....
Or else I want to dress like this:
In fact, the only clothes I find myself attracted to recently are simple, chic clothes from Emerson Fry, Theory, Judith and Charles and Luisa Cerano. Everything else has left me quite cold.
This shouldn't have been a surprise, since my favourite purchase of fall 2014 was a top almost identical to the one below by Theory:
And I love this boho top from some birthday funds:
I am more and more convinced that half of my clothing could still go and I would be none the worse for it and I suspect that much of it will go in the coming couple of months.
I am unsure what I will actually buy for spring/summer this year, but it is interesting to see how one's taste can change so significantly....
And I will be curious to see how that all turns out....
Anyone else find their taste really changing these days? I envy those like Dani, who has it all locked down!
Have a great day and stay safe out there!